Two weeks ago, this sign appeared at the corner of Erb + King streets:
Yea!, said I.
Last summer, they implemented a very (teeny-tiny) farmer’s market in the Uptown Square. About 5-10 vendors set up booths. Last year, Aunti Day was Thursday, so I think I only made it over once or twice. I remember I did purchase fresh-from-the-farm zucchini and cucumber.
I was excited to go back this Thursday to see what would be on offer!
I descended the stairs from the mall, and was greeted with this sight:
Oh, dear. Not a very auspicious start to market season. On display:
I really hope that more vendors/farmers join in as the summer growing season progresses…the Uptown Square is a wonderfully open venue, and you’d think a lot of foot traffic would pass through as people make their way home from work, or meander about on a warm afternoon. Will more vendors bring more people, or will more people draw more vendors?
I’ll keep you posted!
Two positive features noted at this week’s *market* –
They’ve got entertainment:
I’ll be back!
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A New-to-Me Cereal Find!
Look what appeared on the shelves of Valumart, recently!
American friends, you are probably, like, “So? Big deal! Chex have been around forever!” Yes, for you lucky people, they have! But to the best of my knowledge, Chex is just now making an appearance north of the border.
I’ve already tried both flavours (here was my winning mix: Original Puffins, then the two types of Chex, GF Honey’d Corn Flakes over the top, with a pour of almond milk – – > great idea).
What I find interesting: “gluten-free” is given special mention on the box. AND these Chex are shelved in with the regular cereals at Valumart, not in with the health food cereal section (where all other GF cereals are located).
Any new-to-you products that you’ve discovered recently at your grocery store? Valumart is carrying Greek yogurt now, too; a few months ago, I could only get that at the local health food stores or Vincenzo’s.
Farmer’s Markets: do you go for the crafts or for farm-fresh goods? If I’m in a poking mood, I’ll look at the Fleamarket section at the market, but I usually focus on the produce.